Col's Construction Blog
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Col's Construction Blog

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

Col's Construction Blog

  • Understanding Engineering Surveying and Why It Is Important for Your Subdivision Development

    10 December 2018

    Planning to commence construction on a subdivided lot? You need to know about engineering surveying before embarking on the project.  So, what is an engineering survey and how can it benefit your project? Stick around to find out.  Engineering Survey – What Is It? A land survey is an integral part of any new or continuing land development. It is commonly performed to define the boundaries of a property, to identify the features of a property, to fulfill local building codes and regulations, and to determine existing easements, utilities, and covenants.

  • 4 Steps to Follow When Planning for Your New House Construction Project

    6 December 2018

    Building a new house presents the perfect opportunity to customise the home during the construction process. All the modern features you desire can be incorporated to make your new living space feel truly personalised. That said, you shouldn't be so caught up in the excitement of living in a newly built house that you fail to plan well for the construction project. The following guide highlights what to do when planning for your new construction.

  • Did You Know That Water Pipes Can Burst Due to Heat, as Well?

    5 December 2018

    Adverse weather conditions can present a variety of different threats, and you should always try and be as prepared as possible to mitigate exposure. This is the case whether you seek to protect a commercial, industrial or residential property, as you'll want to avoid inconvenience and costly repairs, no matter what. You may not be too worried about the risk of a burst water pipe due to a particularly cold weather event, as you live in a subtropical area, but did you know that hot conditions can present their own problems in this regard?

  • 3 Mistakes Not to Make When Building or Buying Sheds

    4 December 2018

    Commercial sheds are useful when you need additional space for a fraction of the time and cost of building a concrete structure. They can also be customised according to your needs. The most important thing when building or buying a commercial shed is to ensure that it is safe for the intended purpose. Provide enough vertical and horizontal clearance for movement and consider your future needs, not just your present needs.

  • Eaten out of House and Home: Why You Need a Structural Engineer for Termite Damage

    3 December 2018

    Australia is almost a termite's paradise in terms of food availability and living conditions. Not only is the weather just right, especially in humid areas such as Sydney and Brisbane, but wood exists in abundance. In fact, back in 1999, 64% of Australian homes had timber frames, a figure that had barely changed since 1994. No wonder Australian homes are under attack. Urbanisation Brings Termites Although modern Australian homes are not as termite-friendly, as long as new homes are built, termites will be a problem.